College of Optometrists launches new member app

  • 3 Dec 2018

New College app gives instant access to key clinical guidance.

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The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care. The app gives College members instant access to a range of its core clinical guidance, all of which can be accessed offline. 

The College app provides members with access to: 

  • Guidance for Professional Practice
  • Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) - including new clinical images
  • Optometrists’ Formulary 
  • patient videos
  • the Clinical Advisers. 

Director of Member Services and Communications for the College of Optometrists, Catherine Bithell, says: “We are very excited to introduce the new member app which brings together some of our most popular resources, including the CMGs, the Guidance for Professional Practice, and the Optometrists’ Formulary. This app will replace the existing member Guidance app, and provide us with the opportunity to give our members more content on the go, and will allow us to update the content regularly. We have also introduced photographic images for the first time, linked to the conditions described in the CMGs. One of the key app features, is the ability to access it anywhere, including when working offline, giving our members a quality user experience, wherever they are.”
College Council member for the West Midlands, Prab Boparai MCoptom, has had a preview of the app and said; “It's quick and easy. Even a non-IT person should be able to use it with ease. It's very convenient with advice literally at your fingertips, which is a godsend when you're in a busy clinic.”
The new College app will be available to College members only, from 28 November and can be downloaded on both the App Store (iPhone) and the Play Store (Android) by searching ‘College of Optometrists’. 
Notes to Editors

  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.


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